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  • Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train

    Until Dec 3, 2017

  • Downtown Race Riot

    Until Jan 1, 2018

  • Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo

    Jan 30 - Mar 11, 2018

  • Good for Otto

    Feb 20 - Apr 1, 2018

  • Peace for Mary Frances

    Opens Apr 6, 2018

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Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train

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Irene Diamond Stage at Signature Theatre

Until December 3, 2017

Can murderers ever truly find redemption? This is the question asked in this new revival of Stephen Adly Guirgis' 2000 acclaimed drama. Praised by both Ben Brantley of the The New York Times and The Village Voice's Michael Feingold, it was also notable for its directing talent; the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. The story focuses on a 30-year-old bicycle messenger who is languishing until trial for murder on Rikers Island, and his friendship with a seemingly innocent man, who claims to have found Jesus, whilst awaiting his own trial.

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Downtown Race Riot

Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre

Until January 1, 2018

Set against real events which took place in Greenwich Village in 1976, Downtown Race Riot is a portrait of a single mother (played by Chloe Sevigny) and her son coming to terms with the racial tension of the 1970s, as a fatal riot rages outside their apartment. Written by Seth Zvi Rosenfeld​ (The Get Down, Handball) and directed by Scott Elliot (The Whirligig), it's a look back at an atmosphere of intolerance which is sadly not confined to an America of the past.

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Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo

Irene Diamond Stage at Signature Theatre

January 30 - March 11, 2018

Honoring the work of the late thrice- Pulitzer Prize for Drama-winning Edward Albee, this new revival of his 2004 play is directed by the in-demand Lila Neugebauer, a year after this death. A work that was in fact an extension of his 1959 one-act drama The Zoo Story, this play explores the life of one man, Peter as he and his wife discuss the ennui in their marriage. We then follow Peter him to the zoo for some quiet contemplation, only to have his life shattered completely.

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Good for Otto

Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre

February 20 - April 1, 2018

Ed Harris, F. Murray Abraham, Amy Madigan and Rosie O'Donnell lead a large ensemble cast in this disturbing drama by Tony-winning playwright David Rabe (1972's Sticks and Stones). Inspired by a real clinic, the story takes place in a mental health clinic in Connecticut, isolated in the countryside. First premiering in Chicago in 2015 to rave reviews, Rabe shows no sign of slowing down at 77, with his innate ability to create richly drawn characters from all walks of life. Within this microcosm are the outpatients, all struggling to make sense of their mental illness, and the difficulties faced by the therapists trying to heal them.

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Peace for Mary Frances

Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre

Opens April 6, 2018

Lois Smith takes the lead in this poignant and hysterically funny comedy-drama, that explores the tempestuous relationships between a New England matriarch and her family. Lily Thorne's latest world premiere will be under the helm of in-demand director Lila Neugebauer, whose previous credits include 2015's Kill Floor, The Aliens, The Valley of Fear, Trudy & Max in Love and many others. Smith's most recent role was in Jordan Harrison's 2015 drama Marjorie Prime. This newest play will form part of The New Group's Spring 2018 season.

Signature Theatre Company

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The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036

  • Year opened: 1991

Founded in 1991 and housed at the Pershing Square Signature Center, the Signature Theatre Company is a non-profit organisation comprised of the Irene Diamond Stage, the Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre, the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre and two rehearsal spaces.The organisation exists to celebrate the playwright - they are the first and only company in the world to devote an entire season to one playwright alone, working together to create new work and to explore and celebrate the playwright's past catalogue. Simultaneously, it can take on up to nine playwrights over three different residencies. Past alumni include Athol Fugard, Arthur Miller and Edward Albee.

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0.11 mi away at 508 West 42nd St.

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